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Ogg



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PostPosted: Sun Jun 27, 2004 4:12 pm    Post subject: Very first Rush single Reply with quote

I've just found this, the very first single complete with the B side 'You cant fight it'. Details to follow. The info mentions the Cleveland show that I've already upped.

Rush

Not Fade Away / You Can't Fight It It (7", 1,000 copies, some stamped 'not for sale', ?/73)
Moon Records MN 001


The very first Rush single, recorded during the Spring of 1973, the 'a' side was a cover of the song
made famous by the Stones, but the 'b' side was an original Rush composition.
These tracks have never appeared on any other (legitimate) release and so this 7" counts as one of the most prized
possessions in any Rush fans' collection.
The single was not a great success, and is certainly not the finest Rush recording, but provides a good insight into
the formative stages of their career.

Live shows from this period often featured another cover, "Bad Boy" by Larry Williams.
Serious fans should try and track down a copy of a recently re-broadcast concert from the Agora Ballroom in Cleveland
from August 1974, which features this song plus two Rush-penned compositions, "Fancy Dancer" and "Garden Road"
which were never released on record.

This concert was broadcast by WMMS radio in Cleveland as part of a weekend promoting the new Geddy Lee solo album.
Back in 1974, WMMS was home to Donna Halper who was instrumental in introducing Rush to Mercury Records and breaking
them in the United States.

I'll pass it on if required.





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PostPosted: Sun Jun 27, 2004 4:36 pm    Post subject: Re: Very first Rush single Reply with quote

Ogg wrote:
... the new Geddy Lee solo album.

What?!? Razz Razz
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 27, 2004 6:47 pm    Post subject: Re: Very first Rush single Reply with quote

Ogg wrote:
This concert was broadcast by WMMS radio in Cleveland as part of a weekend promoting the new Geddy Lee solo album.


I second that! Shocked
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 27, 2004 10:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Can you be so silly? Obviously it's an old piece of info, written around the time of MFH perhaps? chuckle chuckle...
No interest in the single then? Sad .
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 28, 2004 5:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I forgot I had this one. If ya want it, it's here....

http://www.by-tor.com/downloads/audio/first_rush_single.zip

Many thanks to Ogg for jogging an old man's memory. I have aquired quite a few live shows (mostly soundboard recording) over the past month or so, and once I encode them to mp3 (right now, they're Flac), I'll put them online for download too.
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 28, 2004 9:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

by-tor wrote:
Many thanks to Ogg for jogging an old man's memory.


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